Here is a quick recap
Diana picked us up at the airport in Dallas and we were also surprised by my 83 year old granddad. He had been waiting at the airport since it opened because he couldn't remember what time our flight arrived (which was 10 am). After we left the airport Diana took us to the Cracker Barrel to eat. This was our first time to ever eat at one and it was really yummy!
We stayed in Dallas for a few days and Mark's mom spoiled us rotten ... she had bought us all our own bathroom supplies, let Mark, Brit and I get a massage, she "dog sat" our old dog "Snowbell" that we gave to a friend of hers before we left, bought our first Sonic drink, bought dough nuts, had the house decorated for Christmas and so much more. We also went shopping and of course one of the stores we hit up was Old Navy.
On Tuesday night we went to dinner with Mark's uncle and cousins - it was great to visit with them. Then on Wednesday we headed to San Angelo and went to Mark's sisters house. Of course soon after arriving we unloaded and headed to Franco's. Two and a half years was a LONG time to go without Franco's! When we went back to Steph's house she gave us a "welcome" sack loaded with our favorite candies and a new cup. She also had signs on the bedroom doors and Luke's bed was decorated with a Cowboys blanket and Brit's room was COVERED in Tech colors along with a blanket and flag on the wall. This made Brit really "excited" seeing as she LOVES Texas NOT Tech.... I think Steph enjoyed it!
|This is what it looks like to travel for 4 months!|
|This picture is making me hungry!|
Diana and Steph took care of everything for Thanksgiving and we had a great meal. The kids enjoyed riding the four wheeler, playing games and Brit even got a ride on Uncle Cary's motorcycle. We also spent awhile looking through all the ads and making a plan for our traditional Black Friday early shopping trip. Then we went home and had homemade breakfast burritos for breakfast ... tasted so good.
We also celebrated Christmas early. Diana called the week "Thankmas" since we were combining the two holidays into one and we ALL had so much to be thankful for and most of all the fact that we serve a loving God.
On Saturday, Mendi dropped by to see us, two and a half years was way too long but we just picked up right were we left off. I praise the Lord for her friendship. Sunday we went to PaulAnn Baptist Church, our sending church. It was great to see everyone and be there. Sunday night my parents arrived in San Angelo and we prepared for our trip to Florida.
We left on Monday for Florida but we are taking 5 days to get to Naples. This gave us time to stop and see my 3 great aunts (one in San Antonio, one in Houston and one in Groves). Tomorrow we will stop and see a friend of my mom's in Jacksonville and then on Friday we will arrive in Naples and stay with Ken and Nancy for a week and a half. The kids thought it was great that we were in 4 different States today.
Way past my bed time here, we have another full day ahead of us on the road tomorrow. Thank you for praying for our family.